SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –The Sussex County officials reported on April 16, there have been 87 new cases and no additional deaths. The next report from the county will be on Monday, April 19.
As of April16, there were a total of 13,536 cases of COVID-19 in the county, 290 deaths and 12,437 recovered coronavirus patients. Six prior reported positive cases have been reassigned out of the county.
In New Jersey the Rt rate remained at 0.91 as of April 17. Any number over 1 indicates the virus is spreading. The mortality rate in the state continues to decline as the rate of positive tests is increasing.
According to COVIDActNow.org Sussex County’s Rt rate rose slightly to 0.91. To determine the Rt COVIDActNow.org “combines trends in daily new cases from approximately the last 14 days, with estimates for other variables, such as how many days on average occur between infection and transmission.” They said they use new positive cases from the New York Times.
State officials announced hospitalizations were 2,095 on Saturday. Of those in the hospital 1,518 are in for medical/surgical reasons, 446 are in intensive care and 247 are on ventilators, 299 people have been discharged on April 17, “deaths excluded.”
According to COVIDActNow.org Sussex County ICUs are at 50% capacity and “can likely handle a new wave of COVID.”
New Jersey had an additional 3,428 new coronavirus cases and 40 COVID-19 deaths on April 17, according to the state department of health.
New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 dashboard reported there have been 22,542 deaths and 855,759 confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The mortality rate is 2.63% as of April 17. The dashboard said 12,914,501 New Jersey residents been tested as of April 17.
Essex County is reporting the highest COVID-19 death toll with 2,554 coronavirus related deaths and the second highest number of positive tests in the state with 83,458 positive test results.
Bergen County has the highest number of positive tests in the state with 85,763 patients and second highest deaths with 2,502. Middlesex County has the third highest number of cases 82,738 and third highest number of deaths with 2,015 from coronavirus.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health Sussex County has 35 cases of the most prevalent variant B.1.1.7.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, as of April 17 there have been 5,934,148 total vaccine doses have been administered: 3,745,150 first doses and 2,428,796 second doses. In Sussex County 91,798 total doses have been administered as of April 17: 57,661 first doses and 36,99 second doses.
According to COVIDActNow.org 44.8% of New Jersey residents and 40.8% of Sussex County residents have received at least one vaccination dose.
According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus resource center, the United States currently has 31,623,438 cases and 566,873 coronavirus deaths with a mortality rate of 1.79%. As of April 17 California has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths with a reported 60,971 COVID-19 deaths.
Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and deaths:
- Andover Borough 5
- Andover Township 751 with 126 deaths
- Branchville Borough 66 with two death
- Byram Township 763 with eight deaths
- Frankford Township 557 with 33 deaths
- Franklin Borough 487 with two deaths
- Fredon Township 272 with four deaths
- Green Township 334 with four deaths
- Hamburg Borough 338 with five deaths
- Hampton Township 445 with three deaths
- Hardyston Township 822 with 10 deaths
- Hopatcong Borough 1,538 with 16 deaths
- Lafayette Township 170 with one death
- Montague Township 264 with three deaths
- Newton Town 801 with 22 deaths
- Ogdensburg Borough 275 with four deaths
- Sandyston Township 147 with one death
- Sparta Township 1,754 with 18 deaths
- Stanhope Borough 358 with two deaths
- Stillwater Township 322 with two deaths
- Sussex Borough 134 with one death
- Vernon Township 1,981 with 17 deaths
- Wantage Township 902 with eight deaths
COVID-19 testing in Sussex County is only available through local health care facilities. Check their websites for details.
Testing is available:
- Atlantic Health Testing Locations 973-829-7940 Sparta Health and Wellness https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-testing.html
- Zufall Health testing in Sparta, Newton and Augusta on alternating Thursdays by appointment
- CVS in Sparta and Oak Ridge.
- Enzo in Oak Ridge https://www.enzoclinicallabs.com/
- Skylands Urgent Care in Franklin http://www.skylandsurgentcare.com/
- URGIMED Urgent Care - Randolph, NJ 973-891-1321
- PM Pediatrics - Pompton Plains, NJ 973-616-5437
- Medemerge - Green Brook, NJ 732-968-8900
- Atlantic Health
- Sussex County Fairground Sussex County residents can preregister for an appointment. When an appointment is available they will receive an email to schedule their appointment. Senior citizens without access to a computer can call 973-579-0555 for assistance in making an appointment. Anyone seeking a vaccination at the Sussex County fairgrounds will now need to prove they reside within the county.
- Selected Walmart and Sam's Club locations in New Jersey
COVID-19 Test At-Home kits are available.
New Jersey Department of Human Services has launched a hotline for residents who need help coping with stress and anxiety during the health crisis. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week- 866-202-4357.
St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson is also providing a free helpline for hearing impaired Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 973-870-0677.
The state COVID-19 hotline can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253 or text NJCOVID to 898-211.